Beautiful views of the Camden Hills and Lake Quantabacook from our comfortable and peaceful mountaintop camp. Our location is perfect for people who want to retreat from busy urban areas and the saturated tourist belt of the Maine coast. Abutting the Frye Mountain Game Preserve with easy access to the Sheepscot Watershed Land Alliance's network of trails, our camp manages to feel very far away from everything even though Belfast (a cool, small, not-too-touristy city--home of our restaurant, bakery, and market, Chase's Daily) is only ten miles away. Off-grid, solar-powered, propane fridge, on-demand hot water, wood stove, compost heap out back, herbs to pick from the terraced gardens, fog lingering in the valley come dawn, stars aplenty in the true dark at night, moss and lichen gleaming in the rain, wildflowers brassy in the hot sun. Real kitchen suitable for cooks. Cotton sheets, soft pillows, comfortable beds—one queen sized and one double. No phone line, tv, or internet access. Good cell phone reception. Good pets are welcome!
Summer and fall $150 per night, five night minimum, or $1000 per week
Winter and spring--will consider shorter stays, 4wd or awd necessary.
There is no smoking in the camp. The basement wall heater is intended to be used intermittently for supplemental heat. Recommended use is for 1-2 hours before bed and turned off at other times. The wood stove is the primary source of heat for the camp. We supply plenty of wood. Guests need to be aware of the battery meter and be conservative if need arises (extended cloudy weather). Power system shuts down when the batteries reach 75% capacity. We do not add a cleaning charge to our rent because we expect guests to leave the camp much as they find it and treat it with care. We also prefer to be alerted if problems arise, or if something gets damaged.
Meg and Freddy's house is absolutely stunning! Our only regret was not staying longer, but we are looking forward to future visits. Thanks for a very easy and peaceful stay!
Frye Mountain Camp is beautiful. Meg and Freddy were very communicative and helpful, and the place is even nicer than described. I don't remember the last time I wanted to cry to leave a place.
What a splendid experience we had! The home was wonderfully appointed and stocked with everything we needed to have a relaxing, comfortable trip. As cooks, we were pleased to find a well-sharpened chef's knife and an array of cookware that allowed us to indulge in meals prepared from the bounty of produce we purchased from Chase's Daily and the Belfast Coop. The location was ideal: off the beaten track but close enough to town for provisions. Quiet roads wove through the hillsides and made for great morning walks. The wood stove provided us with immediate warmth on cooler days. This, on top of a sweeping view of the mountains, made for a perfect vacation.
It's really hard to explain how perfect this place is. The view is so beautiful and the cabin is really lovely. If you're worried about the solar power, don't. Even though it was rainy most of the time I was there, the battery never got below about 80%. Great communication from Meg and it was exactly the kind of vacation I needed. Hope to make it back soon! (hopefully with better weather :)
Absolute perfection! This cabin is gorgeous and just what we needed for a few days away from a busy city. The photos don't do it justice! The space itself is filled with light from the large wall of windows. The screened-in porch is lovely for meals or writing. The property is situated on the top of a lovely hill, providing amazing views and access to nearby trails. The outdoor kitchen has an amazing gas stove, adobe pizza kitchen and wood-fired grill. The indoor kitchen is well stocked with anything you might need, including various ways to make coffee and tea. We plan on returning as often as we can!
It has the feeling of a remote cabin, but all the amenities you need for a restful holiday. We were there while it was quite rather sunny and didn't have any issues with the solar powered batteries. Cell service is great if you need to make calls or get online for a few minutes.
The hosts were super responsive with a few questions we had. Highly recommended all around!
We had a great stay at this camp. Very quiet, very peaceful. Amazing view from the deck. Short trip to Belfast, which is cute but does not have all the tourist traffic of Camden or Bar Harbor (although this camp is accessible to either of those). Loved the sunlight deck, the hammock, and the cozy little hideaway bed (we preferred that to the bigger bedroom downstairs). Did not have a problem with the power meter, and we enjoyed being away from TV, computers, etc. But bring a map or a stand alone GPS!
I don't think I can say it any better than anyone else: This place is paradise. As soon as we pulled up, we knew it was (website hidden)'s even more beautiful than the pictures. Our favorite thing was getting up in the morning and having tea on the porch, looking out over the trees and hills in the distance, watching the fog burn off. And sitting by the fire pit at night, doing pretty much the same thing. There is some great hiking right off the property (Freddy was kind enough to give me directions). There are also great road biking routes in the area (Meg and Freddy put out a helpful map for us). As for the solar power, it was great. I don't think we ever dropped below 90%, even after a solid day of rain and fog.
It's amazing that the camp feels so private and secluded, yet it's just 20 minutes or so to town (Belfast). The co-op in Belfast is a great place to stock up on stuff to cook in the camp's amazing outdoor kitchen. And definitely stop by Chase’s Daily, the restaurant/farmer's market that Meg and Freddy run. We didn't have a chance to stop for a meal, unfortunately, but we did pick up some delicious eggplant, artichoke, and peppers fresh from their farm. I also recommend a stop at Three Tides, a tapas/seafood restaurant, for some great lobster and oysters and a super cool, funky patio right on the water.
It was hard to leave. I hope we can come back someday!
Traveler, painter, worker, Mama. We love our place and look to share it with the other busy and hard-working creative people out there that need a retreat. We are always working on our camp--outdoor kitchen, studio, tent platform, terraces--most still in the idea stage, though some are taking form.